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November 17, 2021 | Fran Murphy

Affordable Housing Unit Opens in Takoma Park

Affordable housing in Montgomery County took a step forward Tuesday in Takoma Park. Various county officials, including County Executive Marc Elrich, cut the ceremonial ribbon at a 9 apartment unit owned and operated by the National Center for Children and Families.

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November 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open, What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed. County-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers – open regular hours. County liquor stores – All stores open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Ride On and Ride On extRa – will […]

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October 29, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Takoma Park, Gaithersburg, MCPS y otros Continúan con el Mandato del Uso de las Mascarillas

La administradora de la ciudad de Gaithersburg, Tanisha Briley, anunció que la ciudad continuará con el requisito de que todos los visitantes mayores de dos años usen coberturas faciales y distancia física en todo momento mientras se encuentren en los espacios públicos de las instalaciones de la ciudad de Gaithersburg, independientemente del estado de vacunación. […]

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October 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park, Public Schools, Others Continue Mask Mandates

The City of Takoma Park continues to mandate the wearing of masks at its indoor city facilities despite Montgomery County rescinding its mask mandate as of 12:01 Thursday morning. On both Facebook and Twitter, Takoma Park posted that its mandate requiring the wearing of masks in all city buildings and facilities in the city did […]

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October 28, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Oct. 28, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 28, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Indoor Mask Mandate Ends:  The county’s indoor mask mandate ended today following seven straight days of moderate COVID-19 transmission. Masks are still required in public schools and on public transportation. Businesses can still choose to require indoor masking and […]

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October 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Police Arrest Man Connected to Carjacking, Safely Recover Dog; 2 Suspects at Large

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced that they arrested and charged a man for an armed carjacking that occurred Oct. 11 in Rockville. Police identified the man as Randolph Richardson, 31, of Washington D.C. According to police, Richardson faces charges of “armed carjacking, rogue and vagabond, theft between $25,000 to $100,000, illegal use of firearm […]

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October 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Adventist University Victim of Ransomware Attack

Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park was the victim of a ransomware attack late Saturday night, the school announced. Classes are being held Monday, both in-person and on Zoom. However, Wifi and internet access from the campus won’t be available until further notice. This attack restricts access to network printers, Ellucian or Datael, OurWAU (intranet), […]

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October 1, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Takoma Park Woman Places Third in CBS’ Big Brother

Azah Awasum from Takoma Park was the final houseguest to join the jury during the season finale of Big Brother on Wednesday. During the season, Awasum competed against 15 other houseguests for a prize of $750 thousand which is the largest cash prize in the history of the show, now in its 23rd season. She […]

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September 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Fifty Years and Counting, Crossing Guard Keeps Protecting Students

For the past 50 years, through all kinds of weather, Doris Rodgers continues to blow her whistle and escort Takoma Park students on their way to and from school. Tuesday morning, the 80-year-old mother to four and grandmother to six, kept her eyes riveted on all four corners at Philadelphia and Maple Avenues, by the […]

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August 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Pedestrian Killed on University Boulevard in Takoma Park

Updated at 3 p.m. Aug. 24 Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck on University Boulevard East and Merrimac Drive in Takoma Park. Roberto Cardenas Martinez, who is believed to be about 42 years old and possibly born in San Pedro, Oacaca, was killed Aug. 23. Detectives have not yet located his family and […]

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